I have been reading again the notes from your late cousin John that you sent to me last year.
I noticed that it indicates that Samuel moved to Revell Street Hokitika in 1868 which happens to be the street mentioned in the trial of the gold pin in 1866.
I also noticed in the same report that Samuel had gold mining connections in Otago which is the place where the photo of a Samuel Jacobs was published in the Otago Witness.
Are you sure that this is not our Samuel?
I have just checked that photo of Samuel Jacobs again and realised that it could not be our Samuel as one of the dates that he was president was after the death of our Samuel in 1885. Sorry about that.[Peter Wales]